Suspension Service & Repair for 1996 GMC K1500

Schedule GMC K1500 Suspension Service

When your 1996 K1500’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your GMC will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.

1996 GMC K1500 Maintenance and Service Schedule

Is the steering and suspension system in your GMC K1500 due for service yet?

Does Your 1996 GMC K1500 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1996 GMC K1500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your K1500 jolts, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1996 GMC K1500, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your GMC K1500’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your GMC K1500

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 GMC K1500’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your GMC up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your K1500’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn GMC K1500 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your K1500’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 K1500 Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my GMC's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my GMC K1500? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way GMC intended.
  • When should I have my GMC K1500 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your K1500’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow GMC service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.